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Overheard in the newsagent’s

it’s like that woman ………………….Carla something her with the monogrammed eyebrows I know exactly who ………………….and what she means……………………………….love how that dropped stitch information has been ravelled up ……………….afresh my mother did that ………………..always fitting new words …………………………….to the closest … Continue reading

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A word for it

Fatheaded Lizzie’s an easy step from Fatshedera lizei she’s green and glossy                  ……………bossy shoving the shrub we call wee gelia to one side wee gelia’s pink and white and like a wedding … Continue reading

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Lullaby 13

this is the song of the benches in parks and on headlands the song of the halfway seats set on steep slopes the song of the breathless gazes resting the slowing of the heart the cooling of the skin the … Continue reading

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12 away the narrow dead

for your coffin is no wider than a kerbstone and you are safe in this pinched place you cannot fall you cannot wander cupped tight and cosy in this pent up space there are no adventures here no room for … Continue reading

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Clearing out the Cupboards

four weeks from the funeral and I’m still sifting can’t quite binbag the cardigans she kept for best the good coats I turn to the middle drawer drifts of old cards some kept for sentiment but most for writing lists … Continue reading

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